|Walk:||Ard Crags, Knott Rigg, Newlands Hause, Buttermere Moss and Robinson|
|Start Point:||Little Town Farm||Grid Reference:||NY 235 196|
|Distance:||10 miles||Ascent:||3,600 feet|
|Weather:||Cool, light cloud, dry and ideal for walking|
Eight people turned up for the walk despite the long journey, but prior to setting off we persuaded an 18 year old to join us. Bronwyn, obviously from Wales and proud of it, gelled well with the group and showed us the way when it came to the climbs.
A good hard day enjoyed by all nine on the walk.
Our first top Ard Crags is in the centre with Causey Pike on the right, Knott Rigg on the left and Whiteless Pike in the distance
On the move, our numbers swollen by the addition of Howard in brown fleece and Bronwyn on far right
In view is our first, steep, climb to Ard Crags
Tony feeling the pain
Ard Crags and time for a natter with other walkers
In the foreground is Knott Rigg, our next top, with High Stile ridge in the background
Well it’s better than nothing, the cairn on Knott Rigg
Robb, Tony and Bronwyn with Buttermere village in the valley bottom
Raring to go with . . .
this climb beckoning. (Up to Buttermere Moss)
It’s hard going with . . .
more to come
After the climb we had this view down Newlands valley
The last grunt to the top of . . .
Robinson and a well earned rest
Crummock Water and Loweswater from Robinson
On our way down with the last ridge. Newlands valley with Keswick in the distance
Come on Tony you can do it